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With our Acquia-certified developers, we have extensive experience in creating, hosting, and maintaining Drupal websites. In our work with higher education websites, we’ve come to find that certain Drupal modules work best to promote student engagement and to simplify communications. Here are 5 Drupal modules that we recommend for higher education websites. These modules work with Drupal 7-8.

1. Quiz

Teachers shouldn’t be restricted by traditional quiz formats and neither should students. With the versatility of the Quiz module and its add-ons, you can create and customize your quizzes in Drupal. Once a student finishes a quiz, the scores are stored in a database and the administrator has a chance to provide automatic or manual feedback to tell students how they can improve.

These quizzes can be adapted beyond conventional assessments. Use them for group activities, self-learning programs with multiple answer tries, or training programs with second attempts to improve.

With the Quiz module, your assessments could include:

  • True/false questions
  • Long answers
  • Short answers
  • Multiple choice
  • Scale questions
  • Question directions
  • Matching
  • Drag and drop

Implement drag and drop questions with the Quiz Drag and Drop module to add a level of interactivity to your assessments. Another compatible add-on, the Quiz File Upload module, allows users to upload a file as a response to a quiz question.

All of these modules currently work with Drupal 7, but migration to Drupal 8 is in the works.

2. Entity Registration

Getting students involved is a huge part of success at higher education institutions. With so many interest groups on one campus, events shouldn’t be hard to come by. With the Entity Registration module, you can showcase all of those events on one platform. Students can register through the module and receive reminders when the event date draws near. With this module, you can:

  • Limit the amount of registrations per user
  • Customize fields and reminder messages
  • Set registration open and close dates

You can also integrate with Drupal Commerce to allow fee-based registrations.

This module currently works with Drupal 7 and is in the process of being ported to Drupal 8.

3. Drupal Commerce

Not only is this module perfect for selling event tickets, you can also apply it to any sort of eCommerce aspect on your website, whether it’s selling courses for the upcoming semester or swag for the next home game.

With this module, you can:

  • Create product types with custom attributes
  • Create dynamic product displays
  • Manage orders
  • Utilize payment method API
  • Apply discounts

This module currently works with Drupal 8!

4. Bibliography (D7) or Bibliography + Citation (D8)

Every (A+) college essay incorporates sources from scholarly essays and journals. With the Bibliography module (if you’re using Drupal 7) and the Bibliography + Citation module (for Drupal 8), you can manage and display lists of scholarly publications on your website.

Students will have easy access to trustworthy sources that they can use for their next assignment.

5. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

An LDAP system provides your website with a layer of security by safely allowing users to to access your network. It also provides APIs and building blocks, such as query and server configuration storage, for other modules.

This module can be used in both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.

Sevaa has worked with many higher education websites, such as Anderson University and Emory University, to help them distribute information and engage with students and staff. These modules give your website a modern way of communicating with a student population that is constantly evolving and growing. Contact us about helping you build or update your website.

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